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04.1 EV fires - overview

Electric vehicle battery fire incidents - our stats

Every quarter our team provides an overview breakdown of verified electric vehicle battery fires in the form of a one page infographic. 

As our research continues through to early 2024, with thanks to continued funding from the Australian Department of Defence (Defence Science & Technology Group), we're able to provide comparisons on cause, circumstance, ignition, vapour cloud explosion & connection to charging.

Methodology, reporting & use of data

These electric vehicle battery fire incidents overviews are provided in good faith - please see our legal statement here.

 

Please note our research is not exhaustive & cannot hope to capture every incident globally. Incidents captured on our database are sourced & verified from online source, interviews, first hand accounts, videos, images, academic & fire agency reports & online training.

If you have an incident involving an electric vehicle you'd like to report to us, please head to our Report an EV Fire page & thank you for supporting our research.

Want to quote our work? Our team have worked hard to develop this & will take necessary steps to assert our ownership of our intellectual property.

If you'd like to use resources or information from the EV FireSafe website, please contact our Project Director via email at emma@evfiresafe.com  

Click on the image to download a PDF.

Passenger EV LiB fires, global, from 2010 to 30th June 2023

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All EV types, global,
1st January to 30th June 2023

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Dutch

Polish

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Norwegian

German

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English

Passenger EV LiB fires, global, from 2010 to 31st April 2023

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POLISH Global Passenger EV HV LiB Fires, 2010 to April 2023.png

English

Dutch

Polish

NORWEGIAN Global Passenger EV HV LiB Fires, 2010 to April 2023.png
GERMAN Global Passenger EV HV LiB Fires, 2010 to April 2023.png

Norwegian

German

All EV types, global,
1st January to 31st April 2023

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English

Passenger EV LiB fires, global, from 2010 to end 2022

December 2022

September 2022

July 2022

January 2022

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